Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Daisy Bellis

confusedtree: I started a hashtag


I started a hashtag

peggingwithstyles: shut up






rainwasheseverythingaway: funnierinpylean: feelinghellastabby: ...







New favorite meme: Old Economy Steven

Everyone I'd like you to meet my father.

this is accurate lol

Ugh this is absolutely my dad.

fuck the boomers, seriously

I feel like I dodged a bullet with this in my fam. But ugh still.

My parents!

hellionkitty: Jay Tablante Photography


Jay Tablante Photography

rainwasheseverythingaway: shallowearth: feministdisney: nattyg...







look who's finally joined!

look who got pushed to the side

would like to point out that this image has the intentions of showcasing the newest additions to the princess line up, so all the older princesses of course aren't the center of attention.

of course, the placement of certain princesses could be better, but also consider this was probably purely unintentional. or in better words, not a conscious thing. 

oh believe me, it is completely possible for racism to be subconscious.

I think it's fairly obvious that the racial problems would be ammeliorated if they HAD arranged by sequence. That means Mulan would be in front of Snow White- Rapunzel and Jasmine would be in front of Sleeping Beauty AND Ariel- and Tiana would make her way to the front, past Cinderella and Belle.

I mean honestly it's sort of laughable to look at this and decide that it's arranged to display newer in the front, and older in the back. It's actually only relevant to the frontmost two characters and no one else. So might want to come up with a better reason to justify racialized placement if you are really dead set against calling it out, since it's harmful whether or not it's "intentional."

Especially since that's really a consciousness in and of itself. People who care about this stuff consult others and listen to what they say. Very easily, anyone with an iota of understanding of what usual critiques against the princesses are, would have noticed that.

Emphasis mine.

Everything thing about this is bad and they should feel bad for making it, regardless for how intentionally they did it.

communisrn: transphobia is  a much bigger problem on this site than people seem to realize

communisrn: transphobia is  a much bigger problem on this site than people seem to realize

isthatthetruth: xbasedrothbardx: Reminder that the NRA is not...



Reminder that the NRA is not a gun rights organization.



themilitantbaker: May 19, 2013 Mike Jeffriesc/o Abercrombie...


May 19, 2013

Mike Jeffries

c/o Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Campus
6301 Fitch Path
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Hey Mike,
I know you've been flooded with mail regarding your comments on sizeismbut I wanted to take a second to write you about a project I've been working on.
As a preface: Your opinion isn't shocking; millions share the same sentiment. You've used your wealth and public platform to echo what many already say. However, it's important you know that regardless of the numbers on your tax forms, your comments don't stop anyone from being who they are; the world is progressing in inclusive ways whether you deem it cool or not. The only thing you've done through your comments (about thin being beautiful and only offering XL and XXL in your stores for men) is reinforced the unoriginal concept that fat women are social failures, valueless, and undesirable. Your apology doesn't change this.
But oddly enough, that's not all you have done. You have also created an incredible opportunity for social change.
Never in our culture do we see sexy photo shoots with short, fat, unconventional models paired with not short, not fat, professional models. To put it in your words: "unpopular kids" with "cool kids". It's socially acceptable for same to be paired with same, but never are contrasting bodies positively mixed in the world of advertisement. The juxtaposition of uncommonly paired bodies is visually jarring, and, even though I wish it didn't, it causes viewers to feel uncomfortable. This is largely attributed to companies like yours that perpetuate the thought that fat women are not beautiful. This is inaccurate, but if someone were to look through your infamous catalog, they wouldn't believe me.
I've enclosed some images for your consideration. Please let me know what you think.
A note: I didn't take these pictures to show that the male model found me attractive, or the photographer found me photogenic, or to prove that you're an ostentatious dick. Rather, I was inspired by the opportunity to show that I am secure in my skin and to flaunt this by using the controversial platform that you created. I challenge the separation of attractive and fat, and I assert that they are compatible regardless of what you believe. Not only do I know that I'm sexy, but I also have the confidence to pose nude in ways you don't dare. You're are more than welcome to prove me wrong by posing shirtless with a hot fat chick; it would thrill me to see such a shoot.
I'm sure you didn't intend for this to be the outcome, but in many ways you are kind of brilliant. Not only are you a marketing genius (brand exclusivity really is a profitable move) but you also accidentally created an opportunity to challenge our current social construct. My hope is that the combination of these contrasting bodies will someday be as ubiquitous as the socially accepted ideal.
Ever so sincerely, 
P.S. If you would like to offer me a "substantial amount" to stop wearing your brand so my association won't "cause significant damage to your image", don't hesitate to email me. I respect you as a business man, and my agent and I would be happy to contribute in furthering your established success.
P.P.S. You should know your Large t-shirt comfortably fits a size 22. You might want to work on that.

Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, is seeing her young life turned upside down and her future jeopardized simply because she fell in love. Unfortunately for her, she fell in love with a younger girl who has vindictive bigots for parents.

Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, is seeing her young life turned upside down and her future...

bisexual-community: words that are biphobic and why


words that are biphobic and why

"Consider how textbooks treat Native religions as a unitary whole. The American Way describes Native..."

"Consider how textbooks treat Native religions as a unitary whole. The American Way describes...

chauvinistsushi: thumbcramps: hi guys! this is a comic i made...



hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we'd discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i've been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.

also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it's obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don't subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it. 

anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don't even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!

lemme just crawl over here and sob

chronicallyqueer: tranqualizer: stop supporting the myth that poor people don't deserve to have...

chronicallyqueer: tranqualizer: stop supporting the myth that poor people don't deserve to have...

2630) When you like cis-girls and you look at one and think "I can't tell if I want her, want to be her, or both."

aripinthefabricofreality: alphabonesoup: Here it is! I'm not...



Here it is! I'm not 100% sure if I like how it came out… it almost seems a bit too cutesy for the subject. Maybe I just like drawing cute clothes and bright colours too much! 

This is for a contest with the Canadian Human Rights Agencies for their conference in May. All the Advanced Illustration students and Design students had to enter as part of their final. Kinda pissed that they required us to print it off at 24 x 36…. which I think is way too big and expensive ($50!!) for most students and their budget. We don't even get to keep the posters. And the top prize is only $200. I feel kinda ripped off. :/

EDIT: A couple of people have sent me notes saying that "Transgendered" is incorrect terminology. I apologize, I kind of added the text last minute, and should have known better. I've uploaded a fixed version. :)

yay! This is lovely.

Tumblr won't let me stay logged in

So I can’t stay logged in with tumblr. If I close the window (not even the whole browser, just...


2562) I tell myself, I don't HAVE to shave my face everyday. Nothing bad will happen. I'm not transitioned. I don't have to leave the house for a few days or even look at myself in the mirror. And when I do shave it doesn't make my hair invisible anyway. But for some reason, when I don't shave for 3 days I start to feel just awful. I must still be in denial, because every time, I tell myself its a coincidence and then I shave and my mind automatically goes to a happier place.

3-4 days is about my max limit.

big-poppa-snorlax: pixieprincex: pumpkinlore: supjeffreydahmer...







Fuck slut shaming.

It's not slut shaming, it's called self respect. You just don't show your breasts all the time, they're privates. Shut the fuck up.

why should anyone's nipples be such a big deal though? it's a bit weird to say that it's okay for men to be shirtless and not women… I respect myself quite a bit and sometimes I've posed topless. it doesn't make me a bad person and if someone loses respect over me showing a body part that literally everyone has, they're regressive.

The reason breasts are considered "privates" is because misogynist culture oversexualizes the female breast despite it not being a sexual organ. The fact the males can go around shirtless in most public places (even if they are large enough to have breast-like pecs themselves) and females can't is sexism, end of story.

Self respect isn't about rather or not you show your breasts, it's about being comfortable with your choices. If you want to pose topless, that's okay. If you don't, that's okay too. What's not okay is doing what the girls in the top picture are doing and saying you're better than someone else because you choose one way and they chose another.

Telling women that they should be ashamed for choosing something that doesn't hurt them or others (and by hurt them, I mean like choosing to do drugs or something like that), you are contributing to the patriarchy and oppression.

bolded for emphasis

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